August 9, 2022



Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows The True Size Of Countries

Zero Hedge

By Tyler Durden – August 14, 2021

Maps are hugely important tools in our everyday life, whether it’s guiding our journeys from point A to B, or shaping our big picture perceptions about geopolitics and the environment.

For many people though, as Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley shows below, the Earth as they know it is heavily informed by the Mercator projection – a tool used for nautical navigation that eventually became the world’s most widely recognized map.

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